Coming upon the Filipino community on board very shortly is their Independence Day which is on June 12. In preparation for their celebrations, I have been working with the Filipino unit representatives to organize some fun activities and sports events commemorating traditional games that take place back home in the Philippines. Here are a few… read more of “Veendam Crew Preps…”
Special thanks to Hans Becker, Volendam’s beverage manager, for sending us these photos of the ship’s Mother’s Day festivities. On May 8, the Volendam celebrated Mother’s Day. Many activities were planned for the day, however the two highlights were the Mother’s Day Sunday market by the pool that featured fresh fruits, smoothies, ice carvings, vegetable… read more of “Volendam Celebrates…”
Here are pictures from the Easter festivities held on board the Zaandam. Special thanks to Zaandam’s Culinary Operations Manager Jan ten Have and Hotel Manager Kees B. Streuding for the photos.
Here are some photos of the Easter celebration on Nieuw Amsterdam.
Our Passover started out as a quiet and humble event with 18 guests inquiring about the Seder dinner. By dinner we had 87 confirmed guests. The process required a lot of work and orchestration by the three main departments. The process and dinner flow worked perfectly. This was the largest Seder table which was 96… read more of “A Special Passover…”
We happened to be in Guatemala on Good Friday, one of the most important days of the year in this country. We were able to organize a crew tour to watch the procession in Antigua. Easter week (Semana Santa in Spanish) is by far the most colorful and fascinating time in Antigua, Guatemala. Thousands and… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Here on Amsterdam we celebrated Easter by putting all the hard work from the culinary team into the Grand Show Easter Buffet as we finished the Grand World Voyage this year and spend the next two days in Fort Lauderdale, FL. So much food was displayed from appetizers, salads, breads, meat, fish, seafood and of… read more of “Grand Show Easter…”
Here are more photos from Eurodam’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Special thanks to Hotel Manager Mark Zeller for the photos.